Modern Japanese Thought

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November 2010



Over the past two centuries, Japan has undergone westernization not only in the external realm of material culture and sociopolitical organization, but also in the inner realm of thought and morals. This comprehensive intellectual history--consisting of excerpts from the CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF JAPAN--describes the forces that have made Japanese thinkers both receptive and hostile to Western ideas and values from the 1770s to the 1990s.


1. Introduction B. T. Wakabayashi; 2. Japan's turn to the West Hirakawa Sukehiro (translated by B. T. Wakabayashi); 3. Meiji conservatism Kenneth B. Pyle; 4. Socialism, liberalism, and Marxism, 1901-1931 Peter Duus and Irwin Scheiner; 5. Japanese revolt against the West: political and cultural criticism in the twentieth century Tetsuo Najita and H. D. Harootunian; 6. The postwar intellectual history of Japan Andrew Barshay.


'A valuable contribution to the history of ideas ...'. Mutations Asiatiques ' ... a balanced, full and remarkably objective view of the intellectual basis of modern Japan'. Contemporary Review 'This volume is certainly a welcome addition to the body of writing on Japanese intellectual history in English ... Overall, Modern Japanese Thought is probably the most thorough and accessible overview, not only of Japanese thought, but also of modern Japanese cultural history currently available ... this volume must surely constitute an indispensible addition to a personal or university library collection.' New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies
EAN: 9780521588102
ISBN: 0521588103
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2010
Seitenanzahl: 414 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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